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    How to Hire a Process Server, Choosing the Right Partner

    Posted by Mike Weaver on Mar 22, 2021 7:15:00 AM

    You have filed your case with the clerk of court, now what?   The 5th amendment requires due process, so you must serve your party with the legal documents you filed.  How do you do that? Well that is where a professional process server comes in. A process server will serve your legal documents on the defendant.  But how should you hire one? What qualifications should you look for?  

    The process server that you hire should have experience.  Be reliable, and offer comprehensive legal services. Knowledge and experience are the first qualifications you should consider. Are they proficient in serving a broad array of legal documents, e.g. summons and complaint, subpoenas, writs, or other legal documents?  Does the process server understand how to perform service of process on your legal documents by the local rules of civil procedure, timely and legally.  

    The server you hire should be reliable and offer comprehensive services like skip tracing and e-Filing.  An individual process agent may offer a lower price but may not have the experience or legal services to ensure proper service.  A lower service fee may seem tempting, but choosing the wrong process server could risk increasing court and attorney’s fees or even having the proof of service quashed by a Motion to quash.

    Partnering with a professional company, like  360 Legal, ensures that your service is done properly.    A certified company is both more reliable and able to deliver comprehensive legal services like e-Filing, that an individual or smaller company can't offer.  For example, 360 Legal enjoys broad expertise of legal process spanning several legal practice areas of law.  We follow all unique state or federal rules of civil procedure, regulations and requirements. Additionally, our proprietary location technology, THEIA, enables us to quickly locate allusive defendants.  While 360 Legal TotalView can receive requests from, as well as provide status updates to our clients day and night.

    A reputable process server like 360 legal will specify exactly what you receive and how your service will be conducted.  They will provide the number of attempts, skip tracing (defendant location), proof or affidavit of service and more. A company like 360 Legal has the resources necessary to guarantee many prompt attempts, as well as even serve defendants nationally and internationally.

    When hiring a process server, be sure to ask how promptly they’ll attempt to serve your papers. Quick timelines are a critical , but you also need a process server that serves accurately and legally as they do swiftly. When defendants prove difficult or evasive, the process server must know how to locate your defendant while delivering your papers under the local rules of civil procedure and court-approved manner.

    You can confirm experience and reliability by selecting a process server that is a member of a professional organization.  A reputable process server will be a member of The National Association of Professional Process Servers (NAAPS) or local state association like The Florida Association of Professional Process Servers (FAAPS).  Membership in these organizations ensures that the process server meets strict professional qualifications and ethical standards.  Process servers, like 360 Legal, that are members of these professional organizations have taken extra steps to validate their professional qualifications. As a prospective client, you can confirm the process server you select is qualified to serve process in the relevant jurisdiction by visiting the associations or local clerk of court website.

    360 Legal is a national process server firm based in Sarasota, Florida. Our network of certified Professional Process Servers provide a comprehensive legal suite of services that deliver unmatched efficiency, accuracy, and quality while meeting all legal and regulatory provisions.   

    When you hire 360 Legal, you get our unmatched experience, reliability and an array of comprehensive services.  Our experienced and reliable staff of Professional Process Servers average over a decade in the legal service industry.  Our goal is to deliver unmatched service utilizing innovative technologies that keep you up to date on the status of your service request in real-time, like 360 Legal TotalView

    With the many conditions surrounding choosing a process server, 360 Legal makes it easy! 

    360 Legal Delivers: 

    • -Reliability
    • -Comprehensive Service Offering
          • -Industry Leading Technology

    It may sound complex, but It is easy to get started, just contact us via email, chat or phone.  After all, it’s smart to work with a partner like 360 Legal—your case could depend on it!


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    At 360 Legal, our goal is to become a trusted Process Server partner for our clients.  We understand that the legal services we provide represent your firm and that frequently the Process Server is the initial contact that your firm has with a defendant.

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